Last Week’s Extras

Queen Mathilde in a forest walk in support of mental health on October 28 in a casual felt fedora
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Princess Anne in a casual bucket hat while on a visit to Uganda on October 26

Crown Princess Mary repeated her navy felt fedora with burgundy hatband at the attend the Hubertusjagt drag hunting event in Dyrehaven, Klampenborg, on Sunday
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Lovely butterfly brooch on the side of the Duchess of York’s fedora
This millinery design caught my eye this week (see the comments for several more):

Beautiful portraits of Princess Elisabeth released for her 21st birthday

First pictures of Prince Alexander of Russia

Congratulations to Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg on her engagement to Nicolas Bagory.

A statement from Norway about a change to Princess Märtha Louise’s role
Lovely snaps of the Dutch king and queen with their three daughters taken at an exhibition on Queen Juliana at Nieuwe Kerk last week
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Catching Up… The Danish Royals

On September 5, Crown Princess Mary repeated her biscuit straw hat with sculputral crown and gently upfolded brim for Flag Day. On this outing, she trimmed the hat with a side bow and ivory spray of feathers.

Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Aug 17, 2017; Jun 13, 2010Nov 2, 2009; Sept 18, 2009; May 4, 2009; June 19, 2008; Oct 8, 2007Jun 22, 2006; Jun 8, 2006; Apr 30, 2006Aug 18, 2005; May 7. 2005; Sep 9, 2004; Jul 29. 2004; Jun 22, 2004

On September 30, Princess Benedikte opened a care facility in Hornbæk in her ecru felt hat with contrasting swirl and raised brim around the back of the design.

Designer: unknown. My guess is Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: April 13, 2016; Mar 17, 2015; Oct 7, 2014Jan 30, 2014Jan 14, 2012 

On October 4, Queen Margrethe was joined by her sister, son and daughter-in-law for the annual opening of parliament.

Queen Margrethe repeated her mint wool silk crepe covered bumper with cuffed brim that splits into side curls and feather trim.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Sep 5, 2019;  May 31, 2019;  June 13, 2017;  Mar 28, 2017;  Oct 3, 2016;  Apr 30, 2016Sep 8, 2015; Jun 5, 2015May 23, 2015Apr 16, 2015

Crown Princess Mary repeated a purple felt pillbox hat with beaded feather trim on the opposite side.

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Designer: “Shell” design by Jane Taylor

Previously Worn: Oct 3, 2017; Feb 7, 2017; April 30, 2016March 17, 2015;  October 7, 2014

Princess Benedikte repeated a hat introduced earlier this year with domed crown in the same dark green, white and grey plaid plaid as her coordinating jacket. The hat is given a wintery touch with a cuffed brim of pale grey fur.

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: Jan 31, 2022

On October 5,  Princess Benedikte opened OK-Fond’s nursing home Bavne Ager in her chocolate bumper hat with diagonal stripes round the brim.

Designer: unknown.   
Previously Worn:  Apr 7, 2022

On October 6, Princess Benedikte repeated her chic deep purple trilby with lighter purple hatband to open a Flora Danica exhibition at Koldinghus Museum. The opening was also attended by Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie af Rosenborg, Countess Sussie in a black felt pillbox hat.

Designer: Unknown. My guess is again Susanne Juul.
Previously Worn: Oct 6, 2020; Mar 7, 2017December 3, 2013;  March 8, 2013

While we have not seen any new hats from Danish royals in the past few weeks, there are some great repeats!

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Danish Golden Jubilee

We have lots of royal events to catch up on! On the second weekend of September, celebrations were held to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s accession to the throne. This included a service of thanksgiving held at Copenhagen Cathedral followed by a lunch on the royal yacht Dannebrog on Sunday, September 11.

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Queen Margrethe repeated a pink beret with with side twist trim. It remains a great hat for her, the vibrant colour placing her firmly in the spotlight (as she should be for the celebration of this milestone!) and the hat’s scale and placement allowing her to shine. It remains such a great hat for her.

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Designer: Mathilde Førster
Previously Worn: Jun 3, 2022; May 21, 2022Aug 29, 2021;  May 15, 2021

Crown Princess Mary repeated a design with deep navy straw button base is covered with large silk calla lily flowers and wired leaves that beautifully curve around her face.

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: May 15, 2021

Princess Isabella wore a headpiece spray of ivory silk wired leaves, feathers and tan straw bows. The spray has previously been used as one of several removeable trims on Crown Princess Mary’s natural straw hat.

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Designer: presumably Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: most recently by Crown Princess Mary Aug 17, 2017

Princess Josephine wore a white silk hair bow (and a series of very amusing expressions!).

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Princess Marie repeated a black headpiece with looped black silk organdie ribbons. This piece also does well for flatteringly framing the wearer’s face. Since we’ve seen Marie wear this primarily at memorial events, I would have preferred to see her in something a little more uplifting for this celebration. .

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: Mar 21, 2017; May 18, 2016; Sep 5, 2015; April 16, 2015;  October 1, 2013September 5, 2013 

Princess Athena wore a headband with petite pink bow.

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Next up, we’ll look at hats worn by members of the extended Danish royal family and royal guests.

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Danish Royals On Land and Sea

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark laid the foundation stone for Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on Monday. For this event, she repeated a rose-beige straw picture hat. The hat’s brim, bound in wide cream binding, follows a lovely curve upward around the front and the hat is simply trimmed with an ivory hatband that ties in a bow at the back. It’s a classic design that belies its age, which is always nice to see!

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Designer: Susanne Juul
Previously Worn: Mar 11, 2013; Aug 23, 2011; Jun 17, 2008; Aug 19, 2005

Queen Margrethe embarked on the first week of this year’s summer cruise with a stop today in the port city of Elsionore. She repeated a red straw hat with kettle brim and ribbon daisy flower trim.

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Designer: unknown
Previously Worn:  Sep 1, 2017; Sep 7, 2016; Jun 5, 2016Sep 5, 2014Sep 3, 2014Jul 21, 2014Sep 5, 2013Jun 7, 2013Sep 3, 2012;  May 25, 2011Jun 7, 2011Nov 6, 2009Jul 23, 2009

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Confirmation of Princess Isabella

On Saturday, Princess Isabella celebrated her confirmation at Fredensborg Castle Church. She wore a pair of silver leaf embellished combs in her hair by Ellen Hunter, worn previously by Crown Princess Mary.

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Queen Margrethe wore a new hat for the occasion, a beret covered in the same cobalt blue crepe as her jacket. The hat is trimmed with two tall black feathers and a bow in the printed fabric as the ensemble’s dress.

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The colour is wonderful on the Danish queen, who wears saturated and jewel tones so well. The patterned dress provides great contrast to the matching hat and jacket, saving the two pieces from looking one note. I’d love, however, to remove the patterned bow on the hat (that is a step too matchy matchy!) and replace it, with something in the colours of the ensemble. 

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Designer: unconfirmed
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Crown Princess Mary wore a natural woven straw bandeau with tan tulle birdcage veil.

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While my initial reaction to this headpiece was a yawn, I think the colour was a brilliant choice to pair with Mary’s vibrant pink dress and turquoise accessories. Say whatever you want about the shape, it’s a very current, popular style that is easy to wear and works well for a less formal event such as this.

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Designer: unconfirmed. Dress by Andrew Gn.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Marie repeated her pink sinamay fascinator with central bloom surrounded by a circle of pointed leaves. The slim feathers that originally trimmed this design have been entirely removed. Princess Marie has paired this headpiece with neutral outfits in past, something I think works a bit better for a working royal event. This, however, is a family event and whiile the coral suit here is not to my taste, it’s a light hearted, fun choice to celebrate her niece!

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Designer: unknown. Suit by Emporio Armani.
Previously Worn: Oct 4, 2016; March 18, 2014

Princess Athena wore a darling white headband trimmed with a silk flower and bow.

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Designer: Bonpoint
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new

Princess Isabella’s godmother, Queen Mathilde, was also in attendance. She repeated a royal blue draped toque hat.

Designer: Fabienne Delvigne. Dress by Natan. 
Previously Worn: June 28, 2018; July 3, 2016;  May 20, 2015

It’s so lovely to see larger scale royal family events coming back- what do you think of the hats and headpieces at this event on Saturday?

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